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Friday, April 26, 2013

Photographer James Mollison's book "Where Children Sleep" features "stories of diverse children around the world, told through portraits and pictures of their bedrooms." Below, a few standouts:


From top to bottom: Fifteen-year-old Nantio of Lisamis, Kenya; fifteen-year-old Risa of Kyoto, Japan; nine-year-old Dong of Yunnan, China; seven-year-old Indira of Kathmandu, Nepal.

According to the photographer: “I hope the book gives a glimpse into the lives some children are living in very diverse situations around the world; a chance to reflect on the inequality that exists, and realize just how lucky most of us in the developed world are." 


Purchase "Where Children Sleep," here. Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!

12 comments:

julie said...

speechless.

Nicole said...

What a find!

Anonymous said...

stunning.

Shoko said...

There are so many more - the entire series is beautiful!

Samantha said...

wow, really powerful. thanks for sharing!

angela said...

Wow! Fascinating!!

Rose said...

Beautiful pictures. How colorful and different than growing up in a little farmhouse in Washington State. But I'd love to give that little Indian girl(?) a bath and braid her hair. :)

Ali said...

i love this series! i didn't realize it had become a book - amazing!

Kathy said...

Thank you so much for sharing this! So moving.

aliceinbo said...

Shoko, thanks for sharing I've like it so much!

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Min said...

Really lovely photos, but also projecting some very strong and highly destructive stereotypes: Kenyian child sleeping in the dirt, Chinese child bought into communism, Nepali child worker, etc. The photographer's comment on "how lucky most of us in the developed world are" is scathing and short sighted. In my travels and experience, I have more often encountered very happy, carefree children in the so-called developed world, and I wonder if in fact WE are the ones who have it wrong.

Shoko said...

Thanks so much for pointing that out, Min. That's such an important and valuable observation.

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